- "Old is the new green"
- June 14, 2010
- Law Firm: Waller Lansden Dortch Davis LLP - Nashville Office
In May, the National Trust for Historic Preservation chose the theme "Old Is the New Green" to focus on the sustainability in reusing historic properties. The General Services Administration has embraced the concept as well:
President Obama has challenged the GSA to make our entire inventory of 1,500 owned buildings models of sustainable development. But as May concluded, there's a legacy on which to focus other than GSA's -- and that is the retirement of Richard Moe. Dick Moe concluded his 17-year tenure as president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the nation's leading private preservation advocacy organization.
Dick was one of the first in the preservation community to see the natural connection between preservation and sustainability in terms of buildings and smart growth. The GSA would not be the recognized leader in federal preservation without his support and long-term partnership. Dick now leaves as part of his impressive legacy a charge to all to integrate preservation and green building at every turn.